Man arrested for spitting blood at officers
CHAUTAUQUA A Bemus Point man was charged with multiple offenses Sunday after a motor vehicle accident and altercations in which he spat blood at officers and emergency medical service workers (EMS).
Around 2:50 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies and the Mayville Fire Department responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hannum Road.
Upon arrival, a vehicle was found to have crashed into the woods, with a male operator unconscious inside.
The male was identified as Scott T. Oram, 22, of Bemus Point. He sustained facial injuries as a result of the crash. While being treated by EMS, Oram became disorderly and began swinging in an attempt to punch EMS providers. Oram was restrained by deputies and then transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
While being transported, Oram began spitting blood at EMS providers. Those actions resulted in Oram being charged with obstructing EMS. While at the hospital, Oram continued his disorderly conduct towards deputies and EMS providers. Oram attempted to strike an EMS provider and a deputy, as well as spitting blood on a deputy.
He was further restrained to allow hospital staff to treat his injuries. Deputies filed additional charges of obstructing EMS and obstructing governmental administration in the Village of Westfield Court. As a result of the accident investigation, Oram was charged with driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to reduce speed on a curve, failure to keep right, and no seatbelt. Once discharged from the hospital, Oram was arraigned in the Town of Chautauqua Court and bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 property bond. Oram will be arraigned in Village of Westfield Court at a later date.
State Police at Fredonia
SHERIDAN - On Sunday, Fredonia troopers arrested Richard A. Banach, 54, of Sinclairville, for felony driving while intoxicated after he hit a tree on Straight Road in the town of Sheridan. Banach was traveling east on Straight Road when he exited the roadway off the north shoulder.
Banach was reportedly intoxicated. Because he had a DWI conviction within the last 10 years, he was subsequently charged with felony DWI. At the Fredonia station, he submitted to a breath test where his blood alcohol content was reported to be .13 percent. He was issued tickets for DWI, moving from lane unsafely, driving on a conditional license and refusing to submit to a breath screen at the scene. He is to appear in the Town of Sheridan Court on June 28.